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Christopher J. Salcido

Sandy Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Is it legal for someone in Utah to be carrying a sword while in the probation period for a plea and abeyance?

    Answered 7 days ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. Aric M Cramer
    3. Zachary J Weyher
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on the terms of the plea in abeyance. It would be common for a PIA Agreement to reference no weapons. Without reviewing the agreement itself it is impossible to say.

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  2. Do you think I will get my charges dropped for assault?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. William Jordan Steed III
    3. Matthew D Jefferson
    4. Aric M Cramer
    5. Patrick Michael Pekin
    5 lawyer answers

    Hire a good criminal defense attorney. Without seeing the evidence (police reports, witness statements, etc.) it is hard to say what you could expect in the assault case you are facing. If you have no prior criminal history that will certainly help in resolving your case but there is no guarantee you will be offered a PIA. Additionally, from the facts you provided it sounds like it might be difficult for the prosecutor to meet their burden and convict you. I would not make a decision on any...

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  3. What will happen I was given a MIP alcohol? Was not breathalyzed and gave the cop my full beer first time being charged.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. Kevin S. Vander Werff
    3. Larry Forman
    3 lawyer answers

    Best advice is to hire a lawyer to represent you in this matter. There is a real risk of having your license suspended and other harsh penalties imposed. More facts are needed to properly review your case but most criminal defense attorneys in Utah offer free consultations over the phone. Call a lawyer quickly and don't go through this alone.

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  4. The officer failed to give me a citation because his computer crashed. Any chance of keeping my license at the DLD hearing?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. Aric M Cramer
    3. Kevin S. Vander Werff
    4. Matthew D Jefferson
    4 lawyer answers

    The fact you were issued the citation later alone will likely not result in the DLD deciding to take no action on your license. You need to consult directly with an attorney who can review all of the evidence in your case and determine what defenses may apply in your case. If you have not already done so, you need to request a DLD hearing on your license right away. You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest. Call an attorney quickly if you haven't already. Most of us, if not all,...

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  5. Do I need a criminal attorney

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Glen W. Neeley
    2. Kevin S. Vander Werff
    3. Christopher J. Salcido
    4. Sean B Druyon
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Yes, discuss the details with a Utah DUI Attorney asap. And, you need to act quick in order to get a hearing on your license otherwise it will automatically be suspended.

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  6. Will a guilty plea in abeyance show on employment background check?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. Aric M Cramer
    3. William Michael Fontenot
    4. Matthew D Jefferson
    4 lawyer answers

    Most likely yes, a background check would show you have a pending case but no conviction. 30 days after your case is successfully closed you should be eligible to expunge the case and then it shouldn't show up at all on a background check.

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  7. My wife and I want to divorce !! is there any way to do it ONLINE ??

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. Marco C. Brown
    3. Cory R Wall
    4. Jonathan L Wright
    5. William Michael Fontenot
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You can generate the documents for some uncontested cases on the Utah Court's website. However, I would suggest you first consult with a lawyer, or at least before you sign and file anything.

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  8. Hi, my husband gave notice for divorce on surprize me , i have answer in 20 days & i have a just left 8 days ,so what i do ?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. Diana J Huntsman
    3. Simon Kabzan
    4. Jory L Trease
    5. Melanie Adams Cook
    5 lawyer answers

    Call an attorney right away. You don't have much time left to respond to the petition. From the sound of it you also need to file for a protective order.

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  9. How long does it take from the time a police report is filed to when a prosecutor decides to pursue the case or not?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. William Jordan Steed III
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3 lawyer answers

    There is not set time. Generally speaking charges are usually filed within 30 days but we have seen plenty of cases where charges were filed much later than that, in some cases even more than a year later. The statute of limitations for a misdemeanor assault charge in Utah is 2 years, which means technically they could file charges anytime within that 2 year window. More general information for the SOL on criminal matter can be found here: http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/statute-of-limitations-...

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  10. I am a 24 year old man who met up with and "made out" 17 year old women. Was it illegal? In Utah

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher J. Salcido
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    2 lawyer answers

    It is probably unlikely you would be charged with anything if there was no other touching involved beyond kissing because the statute in Utah on this issue mostly refers to sex, touching private areas, and related sexual conduct, and does not specifically list kissing. However, the statute includes a kind of a catch all phrase which states, "or otherwise takes indecent liberties with the minor..." So, the bottom line is you should never have any kind of contact like this at all with a minor,...

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